[ non-mawr-uhl, -mor- ]

  1. having no relation to morality; neither moral nor immoral: It was a completely nonmoral problem and involved only judgments as to efficacy.

Origin of nonmoral

First recorded in 1865–70; non- + moral

synonym study For nonmoral

See immoral.

Other words from nonmoral

  • non·mo·ral·i·ty, noun
  • non·mor·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use nonmoral in a sentence

  • To them the placing of non-moral beings in the same scale with moral agents will be utterly unendurable.

    On the Genesis of Species | St. George Mivart
  • Between the external world and our actions there exists only the simple and essentially non-moral relations of cause and effect.

    Major Prophets of To-Day | Edwin E. Slosson
  • We all tend to relapse into this non-moral condition whenever we want any one thing intensely.

  • It will be retorted that all pressure is a non-moral affair partaking of force, not of right; that right must be ideal.

  • Everybody has a certain moral ambition, the so-called non-moral person most of all.

    The Song of Songs | Hermann Sudermann

British Dictionary definitions for nonmoral


/ (nɒnˈmɒrəl) /

  1. not involving or related to morality or ethics; neither moral nor immoral

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